Costa Rica: Airport Expands Aircraft Parking Area

The redevelopment of the parking area for large aircraft is scheduled for completion in late March.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Currently, large aircraft must park at the end of the runway and from there passengers are brought in on buses to the terminal.

Aeris, administrator of the Juan Santamaria International Airport, said it seeks to reduce travel times for passengers.

"Carlos Plass, CEO of Aeris, confirmed that work began last week and will go on for the next seven weeks," reports

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The Costa Rican airport has now capacity to handle 3 million passengers a year.

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December 2009

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